SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) honored Delores Williams as his 2017 Woman of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District. Delores was recognized for her outstanding work in the community at the annual Woman of the Year Ceremony held at the State Capitol.
“The time and dedication that Delores has spent teaching our youth is both admirable and inspirational,” said Assemblyman Obernolte. “Delores is a remarkable woman and has made the High Desert a better place to live. I am incredibly honored to recognize her for her extraordinary service to our community.”
Delores founded Millionaire Mind Kids, an organization that focuses on financial literacy for children and young adults that provides crucial life skills not taught in the class room. Due to its overwhelming success, Millionaire Mind Kids expanded its focus to include STEM, Robotics, Aviation, and the Law and Justice Academy.
She has also instructed and mentored students who competed and ultimately won many Robotic League Championships. Her outreach within the field of aviation has resulted in aviation camps and workshops that afford students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with flying and aircraft maintenance.
Additionally, she works with students in several High Desert School Districts, dedicating both her time and money to help them improve their academic performance. Delores has also enlisted businesses (both corporate and local) to provide instruction, internships, and other opportunities to prepare students to enter the workforce.
“It’s an honor to come up to Sacramento to receive this award,” Delores said. “I’m proud that Millionaire Mind Kids is receiving recognition for providing academic summer programs for underprivileged students in the Victor Valley High Desert.”
The Woman of the Year ceremony is held annually and celebrates California’s extraordinary women. The first ceremony was held in 1987 to help commemorate Women’s History Month. The event has become an annual Capitol tradition to salute women who have done outstanding community service. Honorees are presented with a framed certificate from the State Assembly recognizing their outstanding contributions during a ceremony in the Assembly chambers.